IPL 2020 Final: Trent Boult ‘looking good’ to play in final against DC, confirms MI skipper Rohit Sharma

IPL 2020 Final: Mumbai Indians ready for the final hurdle against Delhi Capitals in the Dream 11 IPL 2020 finals which is scheduled to take place on 10th Nov at 7:30 PM IST.
Ahead of the title-deciding match, MI skipper Rohit Sharma gave an injury update on Trent Boult and said that the pacer is expected to play on Tuesday.
“Trent looks pretty good. He’s gonna have a session today with all of us, he has pulled up pretty well in the last two days. So, fingers crossed, hopefully he plays,” Sharma said.
Earlier in the day, the franchise posted a video in which Trent Boult can be seen bowling in nets. Ahead of the finals match, Mumbai Indians players are sweating it out hard in nets and smashing big hits to beat the Delhi capitals. They are leaving no stone unturned in their final preparations.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals on 10 November at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. They aim to win record-extending the fifth IPL title this year as earlier they won the IPL trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
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Boult suffered a groin injury in Qualifier 1 vs DC

Trent Boult gave MI a dream start to the IPL 2020 Qualifier 1 by bagging two wickets in only his first over of the innings. After troubling DC batters extensively in his first two overs, the Kiwi pacer didn’t return to bowl having suffered a groin injury, sending chills down the spine of Mumbai supporters.

In his first spell, Boult ended with figures of 2-1-9-2 and he was expected to partner Jasprit Bumrah with the ball in the death overs too but he had to leave the ground in the 14th over because of the injury.

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While absence didn’t hurt Mumbai who went on to win the match by 57 runs and book a spot in the IPL final, it did make people question if the left-armer would be fit for the final.

How important is Boult for MI?

Boult has been MI’s go-to bowler in the powerplays. While Jasprit Bumrah has bagged a lot of his wickets in the death overs, the New Zealand international has hardly missed when it comes to deceiving batters in the first 6 overs.

Also, Boult is currently the third-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020 with 22 wickets to his name.

Interestingly, Bumrah-Boult duo is the most lethal in IPL 2020, together both the bowlers have accounted for 49 wickets, which is the highest by any pair in the tournament.

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Rohit heaps praise on Boult

Rohit said that Boult is the best in the business with the new ball and that the swing bowler hasn’t disappointed anyone in the Mumbai team.

“Yeah, we always wanted somebody who can bowl with the new ball and get those wickets for us in the powerplay.

“And we looked across the world and obviously Trent, it’s a no brainer that he is the best bowler with the new ball, when it comes to swinging the ball back into the batsman and to a left-hander, taking the ball away from them, he is the best in the business.”

“We always wanted him (Boult) in the squad and luckily for us we got him traded from Delhi.

“He has not disappointed anyone of us, he has just come and done the job for us with the new ball and also in the middle, he has bowled pretty well in the middle and also at the back end few times, he has bowled pretty well.

“So he is a great asset to have in the squad and I just hope he can do it one more time for us,” Rohit said.

Mumbai Indians will now take on Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 final as the Shreyas-Iyer led team defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in the Qualifier 2 on Sunday.

Mumbai Indians have entered their sixth IPL finals

  • Mumbai Indians have entered their 6th IPL Finals
  • MI has won IPL title 4 times and are defending champions
  • MI won the IPL titles in 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019
  • The only time they could not win IPL title after entering finals was in 2010. MI lost to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2010 finals.
Finalists and results of all finals
Year Host country Winner Runner-up Venue Won by
2008 India Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Mumbai (DY Patil) 3 wickets
2009 South Africa Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore Johannesburg 6 runs
2010 India Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians Mumbai (DY Patil) 22 runs
2011 India Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai 58 runs
2012 India Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings Chennai 5 wickets
2013 India Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings Kolkata 23 runs
2014 UAE/India Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab Banglore 3 wickets
2015 India Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings Kolkata 41 runs
2016 India Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore Banglore 8 runs
2017 India Mumbai Indians Rising Pune Supergiant Hyderabad 1 run
2018 India Chennai Super Kings Sunriers Hyderabad Mumbai (Wankhede) 8 wickets
2019 India Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings Hyderabad 1 run